Latest news
  1. Oceania Athletics Championships 2022 – Mackay, Australia
  2. Continental Tour 2022: Oceania
  3. World Athletics Veteran Pin
  4. Brian Roe – World Athletics Plaque of Merit
  5. Historical Moment for Ashley Moloney; Oceania’s first Decathlon Olympic Medal
  6. Once-in-a-Lifetime Games; Privileged to be a Technical Official 
  7. Flack, Snell, Doubell … Peter Bol?
  8. Dame Valerie Adams: Oceania Athletics’ GOAT
  9. Oceania Identified Athlete from Tuvalu makes Olympic Debut
  10. Oceania Athletics Tokyo2020 Event Previews
  11. Jonah Harris on Track to Create Nauru History
  12. Global Conversation
  13. 2020 MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS
  14. Oceania One Day Meetings 2020-21
  15. Cook Islands Games
  16. World Athletics – Wrap Up
  17. Lauren Bruce Claims Area Hammer Throw Record
  18. McSweyn Area Record
  19. Project W.I.N: HPTC Athletes take on Nutrition
  20. Area Record Holder Announces Retirement
  21. OAA COMPETITION COMMISSION: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
  22. Alex Beddoes: Sportsmen of the Year
  23. AREA NEWS: FEBRUARY
  24. Ratcliffe Sets New Area Record at Porritt Classic
  25. Oceania 20km Race Walk Championships
  26. Fiji’s Sprinter, Heleina Young, Awarded Inaugural Scholarship
  27. Tokyo Qualifiers, Records, and GIO OzDay10k
  28. Hull and Baxter Set New Area Records
  29. Palau: 4th Annual Koror Kolor Run
  30. Maurie Plant: Tributes and Memories
  31. 2020 Melanesian Championships: New Location
  32. NMA 38th Annual Christmas Island Relay
  33. Congratulations to newly elected OAA President Robin Sapong Eugenio of the Northen Mariana Islands
  34. McSweyn claims Zatopek 10,000m Victory in Record Time
  35. Sir Peter Snell, a New Zealand Athletic Legend who Always be Remembered
  36. Day 9 & 10: Doha Report
  37. Doha Report: Day 8
  38. Doha Day 7: Report
  39. Doha Report: Day 6
  40. Doha Report: Day 3
  41. Doha – Day Two
  42. Day 1: Competition Begins
  43. Press Release: 2021 OCEANIA AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS
  44. Sally Pearson, one of Australia’s greatest Olympians, has announced her retirement. 
  45. Oceania Athletics Council 2019-2023
  46. Gender Leadership Program
  47. 2022 FIJI NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 
  48. 2000 Adelaide Oceania Championships
  49. Brisbane Track Classic 2022
  50. 1996 TOWNSVILLE – OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Oceania Identified Athlete from Tuvalu makes Olympic Debut

Oceania Identified Athlete from Tuvalu makes Olympic Debut

Matie Stanley will represent Tuvalu in the Women’s 100m at the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games.

The now 18 year old sprinter Matie Stanley has had a rapid rise since she first started athletics on the mainland in Tuvalu in 2018.

Tuvalu Athletics Association in conjunction with Tuvalu National Olympic Committee, hosted a Talent Development Camp in Funafuti in January 2018.  OAA Athlete Performance Manager, Alison Fairweather, travelled to Tuvalu to assist the Federation and local coaches implement a training program to assist developing athletes.

The then 15 year old Matie, was encouraged to come along and “give athletics a try”.  She fell in love with the sport and attended every single session over the 3 week period of the camp, and took in as much information as she could.  She was then rewarded with her first international team selection when she was named in Team Tuvalu to compete in the 2018 Polynesian Championships in Tahiti.

Matie loved the experience of competing in Tahiti and has since been following a training program with coach Etimoni Timuani.  Her late selection to the team came as a welcome surprise and she is excited to take to the track in Tokyo and race against some of her idols.

Matie will be the in preliminary round of the Women’s 100m at 9:00am local time / 12:00pm Tuvalu Time.

RECENT NEWS